A few months ago Craig McLaren (@RTPIScotland) asked me to contribute a short piece to a special issue of Scottish Planner. I readily agreed and am delighted that it has now been published. I cover the things you might expect from reading this blog, though I also briefly look forward to the Town Centre Action Plan Review report, hopefully to be published in early 2021.
But more importantly that my piece, Craig has collected together a valuable set of other papers which are well worth a read. The full running order of the contents are provided below and I can recommend dipping in, or better still fully reading, them, whether it is Carbon Conscious Places, Wellbeing and Mental Health in towns, the 20 Minute Neighbourhood concept (see also the Convenor’s comments), Midsteeple Quarter, Simplified Planning Zones, North Lanarkshire Town Vision Project or the Town Centre First Principle.
The full issue can be accessed here.
My short piece is reproduced below: